Moved from Consumer to VirusScan Enterprise due to the software being completely different - no-one could help you in Consumer, sorry.
Apart from the regular removal method there is this: https://community.mcafee.com/docs/DOC-2371
Note that VSE 8.0 reached end of life 2 years ago.
Further help will no doubt be forthcoming when someone spots this thread.
Thanks ex_brit. One thing I am not sure about is the ProtectionPilot aspect. Is it automatically reinstalling on the other systems as I think it is? If I uninstall McAfee on the server with ProtectionPilot, will I then be able to uninstall on the other pcs? Or does it automatically uninstall from the other pcs once PP has been removed?
You are correct, it is a combination of ProtectionPilot and the Agent that is reinstalling VirusScan. You need to uninstall both VirusScan and the Agent from each system. You can do this for all the systems from within ProtectionPilot, then uninstall ProtectionPilot itself. Or, you can uninstall ProtectionPilot, then uninstall VirusScan and the Agent from each system manually (including the one that had ProtectionPilot). It's been a long time since I used ProtectionPilot, and I don't have any of the docs anymore, so unfortunately I can't give you a step-by-step on how to do this. Also, I don't remember if the Agent from that long ago is called ePO Agent (ePolicy Orchestrator Agent) or McAfee Agent or somthing else, but it should have the word Agent in it.
It is possible to disable the software (re)installation within PP to start with.
Mainly I am wondering if you want to remove McAfee completely and isntall another product from another vendor, or if you want to upgrade to a later version and start using ePO (as Protection Pilot was the little brother of ePO which is a discontinued product).
When you want to migrate to ePO, you have to setup a new ePO server first, which will replace the PP server.
Configure it with McAfee VSE 8.8 policies.
Then remove VSE 8.0 from your machine and push the ePO agent.
The machine will then be managed by ePO and will start distributing VSE 8.8.
I suggest reading the product guide for ePO and VSE8.8 to get knowledge how the products work.
If you have any questions, just post them here....
Thanks for that input jquenrdc. The protection pilot app is only installed on one of the two servers, for some reason. I can log in to it, but can't find any way to view or configure whatever it does inside of it. It frankly seems broken, ie it opens but is more or less defunct.
I will start with the machine that has pp on it and remove that app via add/remove programs and then the rest of the mcafee stuff. I hope that does it.
I am not so clear on McAfee Agent, which you mention. Would that appear as a regular program in windows that can be uninstalled separately from the other mcafee programs?
I think the agent shows up in add/remove programs, but I'm not sure if you can uninstall it from there or not. You may need to look for FramePkg.exe or FrmInst.exe and run either with the /remove=agent parameter. However, I should have mentioned that in my original suggestion, because those file(s) may have only existed in the ProtectionPilot folders that you already uninstalled.